Bee Suit Fit For A Donkey

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by dr.buzz, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. dr.buzz

    dr.buzz New Member

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    Manuel Juraci is one of 120 beekeepers in Itatira (Brazil), Ceará who produce massive quantities of honey each year. This is an excellent trade for one of the world’s poorest regions, though it’s difficult to get ahead.

    But Juraci has a special tool that makes him one of the most competitive of all beekeepers: a donkey.​
    Outfitted in a custom suit designed by Juraci that keeps him safe from bee stings, Boneco the trusted donkey transports the honey that Juraci collects down to the marketplace.​
    This team work ensures a greater carrying capacity than other beekeepers can have, and the Association of Honey Producers is keen to commission more donkey beekeeping suits from their designer.​
    And that might help, but Juraci insists that the secret behind their success can’t be attributed to the suit. It’s the donkey’s friendship and loyalty that matters the most.

    http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/11/donkey-beekeepers-helper-brazil/
     

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  2. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    Who would have thought.

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  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Can we get one of those suits for Perry?
     
  4. PerryBee

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    But I don't have a donkey! :confused: :lol: :rolling:
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Interesting post. I imagine working AHB would take some innovation.
     
  6. jim314

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    That's close to what I was thinking. I believe I may have had an experience with AHB this summer. Don't want to mess with them again.
     
  7. DLMKA

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    Does this bee suit make my a$$ look big?
     
  8. Bees In Miami

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    That is just TOO cool! I need to come up with something for my 'shadow' cat that follows me to my hives....he always seems to find the wayward bee on the ground...:eek:
     
  9. PerryBee

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    Now that is one of the best lines I've read in a while! :thumbsup:
    I don't usually do this except in cases of posted sting pictures, but big slice of pie to DLMKA for that. :mrgreen: